6505 Sylvania Avenue

Sylvania, OH 43560

419-531-2119 ext. 1 for Rene, ext. 2 for Emily




Open Monday- Friday

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Jewish Living Center Newsletter

Download a pdf of the JLC newsletter by clicking on the month below.


2017 September JLC Newsletter.pdf


Jewish Living Center Fall Brochure

Download a pdf of the JLC fall brochure by clicking the link below.


JLC fall brochure



Saturday Morning Shabbat & High Holiday Bus Service

Did you know that the Jewish Living Center (JLC) offers transportation for Saturday Morning Shabbat & High Holiday Services to those 60 and better? Those 60 and better may board the bus at 9:30 a.m. at Pelham Manor, and 9:35 a.m. at West Park Place and neighborhood residences. Passengers are dropped off first at Etz Chayim, then B’nai Israel, or Temple Shomer Emunim and then at Chabad House. The return trip begins at 12:30 p.m., in the reverse order. We can also help congregants who need rides from their homes.


Everyone is required to have a current client form on file to use this service. You must call by Friday at Noon each week to reserve your spot on the bus as seats are limited - 419-531-2119 #2. Please be sure to leave your name and phone number and which shul you want to attend.


High Holiday Bus Service Offered on the following days:
Rosh Hashanah Thursday, September 21 must call by Sept. 18
Yom Kippur Saturday, September 30 must call by Sept. 25

Departure times for High Holidays will be determined based on ridership.
There is no charge for this service, which is provided through a generous grant from Jewish Senior Services Supporting Organization.







Check –In with Us

Pelham Manor 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Jewish Living Center 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

It doesn’t have to be a manic Monday or week when you come by either location free of charge for those 60 and better and get your blood pressure and/or glucose checked by a registered nurse. It is quick, painless, and keeps you on the path to good health, L’Chayim! All supplies are provided.



11 a.m. – Noon

Get Fit…It’s Never Too Late

This exercise class offers you great music and great moves that will give you a comprehensive workout that includes cardio, strength, and flexibility. Balls, bands, chairs, and light weights are used in this class. All supplies are provided. Free.



1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


A full body workout for any fitness level that anyone can do!  Drumsticks are pounded on exercise balls, clinked overhead and side to side to upbeat music that has you moving in step and around the circle.  This class keeps you moving and gives your core a great workout. All supplies are provided. Free.



1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Ballet Ball Fusion

This is a great combination class that brings together basic ballet, Tai Chi, and drumming to give you a complete and fulfilling workout unlike anything else with music to guide you. With a focus on your core for balance and strength and full range of motion to increase your stretch and breathing.



2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Drawing & Painting Class: All Levels

Join Anjelika’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, relax, and see art through a new vision: your own. In this class, you can work in pencil, watercolor, pastel, acrylics, or oil and at your own speed. You can use a favorite photograph or something you have seen in a magazine. Anjelika is here to help you create your own masterpiece, even if you don’t think you can, in this fun and casual environment. All supplies are provided. Free.



12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Poker & More…

Big and Little Vegas, Stretch, Red and Black, those are just a few of the games that you can expect to play in this lively afternoon get together! Nickels and dimes are what you will need to make this afternoon of fun. All are welcome to play. Any questions, give us a call.



Director of the Jewish Living Center of Greater Toledo


As the Jewish Living Center gets ready to celebrate the Jewish New Year of 5778, we want to share with you an idea of Contemplative Listening.
This isn’t just active listening, this is more, this is deep listening. I would like to offer that it is an opportunity to allow one’s self to engage with another unlike before.

Some thoughts about Contemplative “Conversation” Listening with another:


  • If you are comfortable, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Allow yourself to let go, as much as possible, of any anxieties or worries.
  • Find a comfortable place and way to sit, and take your shoes off, if you like.
  • Be fully present with your whole self with all your senses to this particular moment.
  • Listen compassionately with a Non-Anxious Presence – you don’t have to have any answers – really – none!
  • Try not to judge with facial expressions, no head bopping, and rolling your eyes. Just be calm and relaxed with a comfortable expression on your face.
  • Limit your response – this is not about you – do not interrupt! Do not share your story or add, just listen. You can ask a clarifying question, only if needed.
  • Be comfortable with silence. Let natural pauses take place and let the silence in, it is okay.
  • Wait for the person to let you know that they are done talking. This really is the hardest part. Take a few deep breaths at the end and thank the person for opening up to you.


This is a process that takes time. You may only be able to do this for five minutes at the beginning. But imagine all of your relationships and how they can grow, if you grow.


Wishing you and all those around you a year filled with blessings of love, joy and sweetness!



​(Some materials taken from Patheos.com)

You're Invited…


Sip & Swipe Café ®

Tuesday, September 26

October 3, 10, & 24

10 a.m. - Noon

Sekach Bldg.

This café class offers a brand new, quick, easy, free way to learn. It is designed for both those who have never touched (or wanted to touch) an IPad or tablet and for those who are interested with minimal experience. This course will give you access to email, magazines, puzzles, recipes, drug comparison, family and friends and so much. This class is limited in size and you are registering for the series. iPads will be provided for class use only. You may bring your own device. This class is limited in size and you are registering for the series. iPads will be provided for class use only. You may bring your own device.


The Jewish Living Center presents a complimentary Village Players Theatre production of
The Cemetery Club

Generously underwritten by Linda and Joel Beren
Directed by Irina Zaurov

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Village Players Theatre
2740 Upton Avenue
Parking is secured and free.
Complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by contacting Temple Shomer Emunim. Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation Etz Chayim, Chabad House of Toledo or the Jewish Living Center.
The Cemetery Club is a humorous and touching story of three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to being a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave.

Coming Soon


Specialty Wellness


These classes are designed to offer you an opportunity to try something new and enhance your way of living. We do ask that you please call and register for the class or classes that you are interested in participating in at least one week prior to class.


Friday, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Posture Perfection

No more slumping in your seat or hunching over! Let us show you the way to properly exercise your upper back and neck area, and get those shoulders to relax and not be so stiff. We will also show you the best way to work with your lower back, pelvis and hip area. This class will include a posture evaluation, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine corrective exercise evaluation. Please wear comfortable clothing. Limited to 10 students.


Friday, Nov. 10 & 17
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Pelvic Floor Workout

Many factors can cause weakened pelvic floor muscles, including a history of back pain, pregnancy, childbirth, being overweight, heavy lifting, chronic cough or sneeze, and growing older! These problems can occur when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, weakened or are too tight. This class is for both men and women! It will teach you and give you a better understanding of the anatomy of your body. Along with learning the basic exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, as well as, other complimentary exercises. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel to class.


Monday, Oct. 23
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Breathe Easy

Breathing is a basic human function, but not all of us breathe effectively. This class will teach us how to breathe properly to get the greatest benefit, especially during stressful times. By learning to breathe properly and understanding the basic physiology of breathing you can reduce stress and improve your body’s overall functioning. Yoga and Tai Chi styles of breathing will be shared as well as breathing tips for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).


Monday, Oct. 30
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Happy Feet

This class will offer you a variety of exercises to specifically help you strengthen and increase your flexibility in your feet, ankles and lower legs. It will also include information about proper foot care, shoe fit, and the role feet play in balance.


Monday, Nov. 6
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Travel Fitness

Plane, train, car or boat, it doesn’t matter your mode of transportation. What does matter is that you keep moving while you are on your adventures. This class will share the importance of circulation and movement that can be done while in transit. This class will also include exercises that you can do while in your hotel room. Keeping a routine is key to staying to fit!



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